Dorothy (Dot) Booth Bush went to join our Lord on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center due to a tragic falling accident.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 9th, 6:00PM at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held from 5-6:00pm before the service at Fair Funeral Home.
She leaves behind her beloved husband, James (Jim) Bush; adult children Jay Howerton, Britt Stout (John), Andy Bush (Jacqueline), and Matt Bush (Julie); grandchildren Jessica Jackson, Ashley Bush, Emily Bush, and Alex Russo; brothers Ronnie Booth (Shirley) and Garvin Booth (Julie); sister Evon Jones; and dog Bailey. She also leaves many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her father Willis Booth, brothers James Booth and Carl Booth, sisters Gaynelle McCollum and Dorraine Shropshire; and her very much loved fur babies, Nicky, Tasha, and Cookie.
Dot enjoyed giving back to others and her community. She was passionate about her family and her friends. She was fortunate that her friends stayed close even though miles may have separated them.
Dot and Jim, led a grand and adventurous life, living in New York, Florida, Texas, and North Carolina. They were fortunate to travel to many foreign countries, as well as many states in America. Their time together was what she cherished.
She was an avid reader since a very young age. During her life, Dot served on many charitable boards of directors such as the American Heart Association, the Children's Hospital, the YMCA of Houston, Texas and Lee County, Florida, and the AIDS Resource Council, just to name a few. She considered herself an activist and was involved in local and national politics. Dot was co-chair of the grass roots group "Will of the People" in Rockingham County.
She felt strongly that we are allowed to live a good life only if we do good for others. One of her philosophies was to "be the reasonsomeone smiles, be the reason someone feels loved, and believe in the goodness of others."
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
Jim and Family
I am so sorry to hear this about Dot.
I'm lost for words really.
May God be with you and your Family during this difficult time.
Tommy and I send our Deepest Condolences and Prayers to each of you.
So sad to hear Dot has passed away. I enjoyed talking to her about my family history and I will miss her knowledgeable posts on FB. Prayers and deepest sympathy for her family.
Mr.Bush, we are so sorry for your loss. Mrs.Bush was always so nice every time I spoke with her.. Praying for you in the days ahead 🙏
Phyllis & David Hall
So sorry for your loss
Eleanor Cochran Hyler
Many prayers to your family during this difficult time.
Employees of Bush Industries
Heartfelt codolence. Dot and I were best friends in Jr. High. I have many fond memories of us. I'm sorry we never got together as adults but will always look back at those wonderful memories.
Bill & Laura Horsley
I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady and will be greatly missed. Prayers are with you and your family.
Donna and Carlyle
Donna and Carlyle Rees
Thoughts and prayers for all the families. I grew up in Draper and have a lot of memories of Dot.
Carolyn D Dalton
I grew up in Draper and have lots of memories of Dot Thoughts and prayers for all the families
Carolyn D Dalton
So saddened to hear of Dot's passing. Such a wonderful woman. She will be missed. Prayers for all.
Cheri Booth Davis
Jim and family. I'm so sorry to hear about Dot. She was a thoughtful and caring person. I always enjoyed our conversations. She will be missed greatly. With deepest sympathy. Pat Fitts
Jim and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Dot's passing. We are sending our deepest condolences and will keep you all in prayer!
Ralph and Marge Barton
Thank you Dot for giving us Jay. A loving , kind, and generous soul. My condolences to the entire family. Rest In Peace Dot. - Larry Vales
Seeing this hurts my heart. When I think of her the two words that come to mind is, "classy lady" and she was. Prayers and thoughts for her family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
I got to know Dot during the Tea Party days in 2008-2011. I worked at Americans for Prosperity then and partnered with Will of the people on several projects. I loved Dot. She was a wonderful example of making the world better starting where you live. She loved her husband and kids so much. I can't tell you how shocked I was to see this obituary on Facebook this morning. She and I just communicated very recently. My sincere condolences to all who loved Dot. She was one of a kind. Chris Marie Farr
Dear Uncle Jim, and all who loved and knew Dot, my heart is with you. Aunt Dot brought magic into my world at a very young age. Her love and attention felt like the full force of the sun. When she looked at you, it felt like she truly saw you. When I think of Aunt Dot, I think of her light and generosity. She shone bright and that light lives on in all of us. She will truly be missed.
She was a true patriot. We will miss her
Pamela (PJ) Lofland
Jim and Family:
Prayers for Dot. I enjoyed working with her on conservative causes. I chatted with her few month ago and shocked. I am out of town but wanted to thank you and God for all those efforts DOT fought for to make Rockingham and Our county a better place. A.J. and Angie Daoud
Jim and family I am sorry to hear about Dot passing, will be praying for the family. Dot was a wonderful person and always was doing for others.
Mary Ann Sensebaugh
A beautiful woman that I will never forget. God, please bless this family.
So very sad to hear this. We were FB friends and I loved her posts, and was hoping to meet her someday soon. She was a beautiful lady! I am praying for you all for peace and comfort
Dotty was a wonderful person and a remarkable personality... she had a presence that made you know she was in the room. She was alway warm and full of energy. On behalf of Jan and myself... we offer on sincere condolences to Jimmy, Andy and the entire Bush family... peace and love to all!
Prayers for the Family. May you find comfort and rest in God's loving care.
Jim, I'm so sorry for your lost of an amazing lady. I have been doing her nails over 10 years. She always brings joy to my life when she step in my salon, cause I know we will have great conversations and many laughs along the way. Sunny and I will missed her dearly. Many prayers to the Bush families.
Tonya and Sunny
I'm so sorry for your loss Dot was a sweetheart ❤️ I never met her in person but we were good friends on Facebook and messenger, we shared a lot of information on current events and jokes I will miss her on there may God give you comfort in her passing. Charles Haley
Iam very saddened to hear the passing of Dot. She was a wonderful person and was a joy to talk to about any subject. My prayers are with Jim and the family during these sad times.
im so sorry for your loss! Sudden loss is the worst thing we are asked to bare. You and your family are in my prayers
My heart goes out to your Family I didn"t want to believe it but shemis up there with my Dad & others !! anyhow we're here to be born then we die She will always be in my Prays she had such a good heart & Awesome Personality!!! God bless!! The King Family will always lift her up to the Lord AMEN11 You where LOved!!!
kathryn A. King
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